ng officers of the small gun-boats exerted themselves to the utmost to make up for the loss of the landing parties.
On the 19th of June Acting-Master W. C. Hanford, commanding the U. S. S. Little Rebel, heard that a party of guerillas under Colonel Bissell were lying in wait for gun-boats, proposing to give them one round from their battery and then make off. Hanford mounted two howitzers as field-pieces, manned them with sixteen of his best men, and started them in search of the marauders.
On the following morning, June 19th, on hearing the firing of guns the Robb and the Silver Cloud got underway and ran down to the point where the battery had been placed.
Here Hanford found that Bissell had attacked his battery with four hundred men, but as the Confederates advanced, four abreast, the Union guns opened on them, making large gaps in their ranks and firing so rapidly that they at length turned and fled, having lost about fifty in killed and wounded, while Hanford had but one ki
n L. Worden, Wm. N. Jeffers and T. H. Stevens [commanding at different times]; Lieutenant, S. Dana Greene; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Wm. Flye; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, D. C. Logue; Acting-Asssistant Paymaster, W. F. Keeler; Acting-Master, L. M. Stodder; Assistant Engineers, A. B. Campbell, Geo. H. White, R. W. Hands and M. T. Sunstrom; Acting-Master's Mates, (Geo. Frederickson and Peter Williams.
Steamer Jacob Bell.
Lieutenant--Commander, E. P. McCrea; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, O. J. Bissell; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Samuel Anderson; Acting-Assistant Engineers, Arthur Clements, Nelson Ross and R. H. Buel; Acting-Master's Mate, E. McConnell.
Steamer Port Royal.
Lieutenant-Commander, George U. Morris, Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Wm. P. Randall [commanding at different times]; Lieutenant, H. D. Todd; Assistant Surgeon, W. S. Fort; Assistant Paymaster, J. A. Bates, Jr.; Assistant Engineers, W. C. Selden, G. W. Sensner, O. C. Lewis, F. B. Allen and E. M. Breese; Acting-